FIFA (or Federation de Football Association – which is, Federation of Association Football) is the governing body of global soccer. It was designed in Paris, France, on May 21, 1904, for the development of the sport. The base act was signed by delegates in France, Belgium, Denmark, the Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland, and Spain. Futbol Mexicano is the mexican league system which supports football.
- In 1906, FIFA introduced the first world soccer competition. It was not very powerful. This, linked with failing economies, led to Guerin’s replacement by Daniel Burley Woolfall, an Englishman. Under Woolfall’s direction, FIFA’s involvement at the 1908 Olympics fared much better than the organization’s first effort. Initially, only European nations were in the federation. In 1909, however, South Africa joined, followed three decades later by Argentina and Chile, USA and Canada. Then World War I hit hard.
- At the time of World War I, FIFA wavered, many players were being sent off to war, and the price of worldwide travel was increasing up to now. By the end of this first World War, in 1921, there were only 20 countries in the organization. The United Kingdom states (England, Scotland, and Ireland) pulled from the federation, saying that they didn’t want to compete against or engage together with their former World War enemies. The United Kingdom states returned, as a result of Rimet’s amazing diplomatic skills. He retired at the age of 80.
- A Belgian, Rodolphe William Seeldrayers, became the company’s fourth president. When he died in 1955, Arthur Drewry became the federation’s fifth president. He had ruled before he died in 1961, at 70 years of age. Ernst B. Thommen, a Swiss, wasn’t the 6th president. Instead, he dominated in the place as Chairman of FIFA’s Organizing Committee, and things went well.
- Sir Stanley Rous was the president. The financial status of FIFA was good and well at that times. In 1974, Dr. Joao Havelange, a Brazilian, became president. He ushered in a new age for football and FIFA, and the company became more of a venture, striving to better the game, as opposed to simply an organization trying to meet and keep the status quo.
- In 1998, at the period of President Joseph S. Blatter of Switzerland FIFA had reached the full globalization. Now, FIFA organizes and preserves the prestigious soccer World Cup, which is coveted by countless of football players around the globe.
- FIFA also holds and maintains several other notable cups, such as the Women’s World Cup, and the Jules Rimet Cup. FIFA also helps with the Olympics. There are annual FIFA World Cup video games offered anywhere in the developed countries and, like the administration’s motto says, FIFA aims to make the whole sport the best it can be.